Campus Life and Services

No Better Place to Become a Naturopathic Doctor

Campus Services

The 46,000 sq. ft. Boucher Centre is conveniently located above the Columbia sky train station in New Westminster. We are just blocks from the charming New Westminster Quay and Pier Park on the Fraser River.

Our campus offers seven well designed and versatile classrooms and a number of other resources including:

On-Site Clinic

Conveniently located within the school, the Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic is a 4,600 sq. ft. medical clinic that provides naturopathic care to the public and clinical education in a professional clinic setting. It offers a wide range of treatments including botanical medicine, physical medicine, homeopathy, wellness counseling, therapeutic nutrition and acupuncture. We also provide injection therapies and state of the art treatment with lasers.

Our clinic dispensary carries a variety of naturopathic products including botanical tinctures, dried herbs, nutraceuticals and homeopathic remedies. The fully operational clinic laboratory offers in house lab tests (e.g. strep throat, urinalysis, HcG) and is also a collection site for labs that are shipped to a number of external laboratories (e.g. allergy testing, hormone panel).

Library

Our library is a growing resource collection available to students, faculty and staff which contains the collection of the former and renowned Tzu Chi Institute. The library provides print and electronic resources common to small medical libraries, as well those specific to naturopathic medicine.

Our physical holdings include:

  • 7000+ title stacks
  • Reference and Reserve collection containing copies of all texts required and recommended for courses taught at the Boucher Institute
  • More than 500 audiovisual items including anatomic models
  • More than 700 old and rare books and journals for in library use
  • Current periodical subscriptions such as JAMA, Simillimum, HerbalGram, Integrative Cancer Therapies, FACT (Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
  • Substantial clinic reference collection.

Our electronic resource collection is available on and off campus. Electronic resources via EBSCO include a collection of subscribed e-journals and four databases (AMED, Dynamed, MEDLINE full-text, AltHealthWatch full-text). Other electronic resources include online textbooks, individual e-journals and subscriptions to Science Direct College Edition Health and Life Sciences Collection and the Natural Standard database. Our affiliate membership with the Electronic Health Library of BC (e-HLbc) provides access to the core suite of electronic resources available to British Columbia Health Authorities & post-secondary educational institutions.

Parent and Student Resource Room

The Boucher community values supporting students who are parents of young children and is committed to providing an environment that encourages and supports breastfeeding. We are proud to offer a resource room equipped with computers so parents can remotely view class while caring for their young children.

Quiet Space

The quiet space can be found in the counselling office. It is open to all students interested in taking a break from the busy life on campus. This space is meant for quiet reflection where individuals can sit and be with themselves without feeling any obligation to talk or do anything.

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